Boston Pops on Nantucket

Saturday, August 12, 2017

POPS-vectorlogo_FINALVoted Nantucket’s Best Summer Event

In 1997, one of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s most passionate supporters, Kathryn Clauss, had an idea. She wanted to bring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Nantucket to host a benefit concert for the hospital. No one believed she could pull it off, but with a lot of hard work and help from friends, she did. Today, the Boston Pops on Nantucket event is not only our biggest fundraiser, it’s become a cherished island tradition.

Every August, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, joined by a special guest, take the stage at Jetties Beach in front of 7,000 concertgoers for an unforgettable night of entertainment. All funds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

VIDEO: Celebrating 20 Years

For over 20 years, thousands of Nantucketers have helped to make the Boston Pops on Nantucket a success. This video highlights a few stories from some of the people involved from the beginning.

General Admission Tickets

Pack your blanket, chairs and a picnic. General admission seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs on the beach to enjoy a casual and relaxing concert experience. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children. Children under the age of 5 may attend the concert for free.

Program Book Advertising Opportunities

Consider advertising with us in this year’s event Program Book. Your ad will reach an audience of over 8,000 residents and visitors during the height of the summer season. In addition to being a part of ‘Nantucket’s best summer event,’ advertisers will receive complimentary tickets!

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking for a really fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity, you’ve come to the right place. We need 250 volunteers at each summer’s Boston Pops on Nantucket! If you’re interested in getting involved (plus a free ticket and concert t-shirt) register online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule of events:
Saturday, August 12, 2017

4:30 p.m. – Gates open
6:30 p.m. – Please be seated
6:45 p.m. – Show opener
7:00 p.m. – Showtime
9:05 p.m. – Fireworks

History of the Event

In 1997, one of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s most ardent supporters, Kathryn Clauss, had an idea. She wanted to bring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Nantucket to host a benefit concert for the hospital. No one believed she could pull it off, but with a lot of hard work and help from friends, she did.

Frances & Craig Lindner, 2016 Event Chairs

The 20th anniversary concert was spearheaded by event chairs Craig and Frances Lindner, seasonal residents of the island and friends of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. “The Boston Pops on Nantucket is always a special night for the island community that brings everyone together for an important cause – our hospital,” said Craig Lindner. “Frances and I were honored to serve as chairs of the 20th anniversary edition of this great Nantucket summer tradition.”

Pops Photos

Check out some of our favorite photos from past events. And see even more photos on our Facebook page!

Photos courtesy of:
Townpool
George Reithof / OverNantucket.com
Lisa Frey / Nantucket Event Media
Kinsley Hancock Photography / nantucketpix
Cary Hazlegrove Photography

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